I know that chronic lyme disease is a rather unreliable diagnosis, (please read my comments at the end of this post. Chronic lyme disease is not the same as lyme disease as there is no evidence of tick bite even occurring) and Yolanda’s failure to respond to longterm antibiotics has me concerned that she still doesn’t have the right diagnosis. In her most recent blog, she begins with this:
Hello my friends, sorry for the delay. It has been a struggle the past couple of months to focus on writing this blog due to the Lyme disease that has so severely affected my brain function. Most days I stare at a blank page for hours and won’t be able to put my thoughts into words. At home, David would sometimes help me write these, but here in Florida, I have been on my own.
It’s so frustrating, because I love writing and putting my thoughts on paper, as it has always been my way of digesting my thoughts and feelings. The good thing is I am starting to have good days with clarity, so my future is looking bright. I will continue to pave the way and share my health journey with the world until I find a cure and proper diagnostic testing for this silent killer called Lyme disease.
I always look forward to reading your comments and I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to read my blog and getting to know me more intimately.
After 85 days of heavy IV antibiotics (that right there is enough to make someone feel terrible) she has shown no improvement to her condition. So mid-February she went to a holistic treatment facility in Florida. She has been there ever since except for a trip home to film the reunion. Bless her heart, I bet the mean girls were still mean to her despite her illness. She is still tweeting from Florida, and seems so homesick for her husband and the girls. She has also tweeted that she will come back to RHOBH if she regains her health in time. I hope she feels better soon. I love Yolanda!